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7Dec
bmw_msBMW Recalls 3,100 Vehicles to Fix Instrument Panel Lights

BMW Recalls 3,100 Vehicles to Fix Instrument Panel Lights

CarComplaints.com  – December 7, 2017

BMW Recalls 3,100 Vehicles to Fix Instrument Panel Lights

BMW is recalling more than 3,100 vehicles because of problems with the illumination of the instrument panel lights.
Just as with many recalls from automakers, this one is because of software that contains coding errors.
The 2018 BMW 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, M240i xDrive, M2 and X3 xDrive 30i will need to be taken to dealers to have the software updated.
The problem was first noticed at a BMW assembly plant concerning the illumination of the instrument panel display. The automaker contacted the supplier and BMW learned of numerous incidents with instrument cluster displays, but the root cause was still unknown.
About a month later the supplier tracked down the defect to incorrect coding of the software that runs the instrument cluster lights. Based on U.S. regulations, BMW knew the problem was against the law, hence the reason for the recall…

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4Dec
bmw_msBMW recalls i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles

BMW recalls i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles

Consumer Affairs – December 4, 2017

BMW recalls i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles

BMW of North America (BMW) is recalling 32,000 model year 2014-2018 BMW i3 electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
The vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Unbelted, small adult drivers may be at a higher risk of neck injury in the event of a front end crash…

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21Nov
bmw_msBMW Freezes U.S. Sales of the i3 Electric Hatch and Issues Country-Wide Recall

BMW Freezes U.S. Sales of the i3 Electric Hatch and Issues Country-Wide Recall

AutoEvolution  – November 21, 2017

BMW Freezes U.S. Sales of the i3 Electric Hatch and Issues Country-Wide Recall


The i3 was introduced back in 2013 and was the second product in its “i” range of electrified models after the i8 hybrid sports car. Unlike its sibling, the i3 only used a battery pack to power its rear-mounted electric motor, though it did optionally come with a gasoline range-extender to function as an onboard generator.
Largely due to its polarizing design and limited range, the i3 was met with mixed reviews. Some people found its quirkiness appealing while others were put off by its bulldogish appearance. Either way, the i3 failed to be a sales success BMW wished for, failing to turn the Bavarian brand into an important EV player.
Even so, BMW built the 100,000th i3 last month, so while it may not rival Nissan LEAF’s record, that’s still plenty of cars zipping around all over the world. And with the U.S. being the small BMW’s main market, about 30,000 of them can be found within the countries borders…

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6Nov
bmw_msBMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

Daily News  – November 6, 2017

BMW recalls 1.4 million vehicles manufactured from 2006-2011, due to potential fire risks

In a pair of recalls, BMW is set to repair more than 1.4 million vehicles in the United States, which are at risk for a fire hazard stemming from an electrical issue.

The larger of the two recalls involves a malfunction in a heater for the positive crankcase ventilation valve. BMW spokesman Hector Arellano-Belloc said the heater is designed to prevent the valve from freezing in cold temperatures, but irregularities in manufacturing can cause corrosion, which leads to overheating of the component. When overheated, the heater can cause the ventilation valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire even when the vehicle is parked.

Dealers will replace the heater on approximately 740,000 vehicles built from 2007 to 2011. Affected models include the 1 Series (128i), 3 Series (328i with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive), the 5 Series (525i, 528i, 530i – all with RWD or AWD), X3, X5 (xDrive30i), and Z4….

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24Oct
bmw_msBMW recalls vehicles with defective occupant detection features

BMW recalls vehicles with defective occupant detection features

Recall Masters  – October 24, 2017

BMW recalls vehicles with defective occupant detection features

MW of North America has recalled more than 85,000 vehicles potentially equipped with defective front passenger-side occupant detection mats, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2006-2010 BMW X-3 sport utility vehicles with production dates ranging from Nov. 20, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2010. The German automaker suspects roughly 9 percent of the models referenced in the recall contain the defective features.

The Defect

The vehicles named in this campaign could contain front passenger-side occupant detection mats prone to fatigue-based cracking. BMW engineers speculate that high volumes of passenger entries and exits, combined with the dimensions of the vehicle floor board area, lead to the development of micro-fissures that eventually interrupt underlying conductive pathways and cause complete failure of the occupant detection system. This poses a serious hazard to passengers, as such a failure may inhibit air bag activation in the event of a crash. However, BMW has not received reports linking the defect to any accidents or injuries…

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8Sep
bmw_msBMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

BMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

Recall Masters -September 8, 2017

BMW recalls vehicles with defective seatbelts

BMW of North America has recalled dozens of vehicles possible equipped with defective seat belt assemblies, according to documentation filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The campaign affects 2018 BMW 4 Series and M4 convertibles with production dates ranging from July 7, 2017 to July 25, 2017. The German automaker suspects 1 percent of the total vehicles named in the recall contain the damaged parts.
The Defect
Affected models are believed to include driver and passenger seat belt assemblies with defective Emergency Locking Retractors, the vehicle-sensitive mechanisms of which may fail due to incompatibility issues. This could inhibit ELR functionality and put occupants at risk during traffic accidents. However, BMW has yet to receive field reports connecting the defect to any accidents or injuries…

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23Aug
bmw_ms2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 23, 2017

2012-2013 BMW X3, M6: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 6,800 model-year 2012-13 BMW X3 xDrive 28i and xDrive35i SUVs, and M6 convertibles, and model-year 2013 M6 coupes
The Problem: The driver’s frontal airbag inflator may have been improperly welded. This could lead to the inflator housing separating from the base plate in a crash necessitating deployment of the airbag, which may result in metal striking the vehicle occupants, potentially causing serious injury or death.
A notice to BMW from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that the affected airbags were manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp., and although the defect poses a similar danger to that of the massive ongoing recall involving Takata-maufactured airbag inflators in cars in high-humidity areas, this latest issue is not related to that action…

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1Aug
bmw_ms2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Cars.com -August 1, 2017

2006 BMW 3 Series, 5 Series: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,200 model-year 2006 BMW 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with the Sport Seat option, and 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi and 550i luxury cars equipped with standard seats
The Problem: The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal airbag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks, which could lead to a system failure. In a crash, such a failure would cause the front passenger airbag to be deactivated, increasing the risk of an injury.
The Fix: Dealers will repair or, as necessary, replace the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, for free…

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11Jul
bmw_msBMW recalls vehicles with visibility issue

BMW recalls vehicles with visibility issue

Consumer Affairs – July 11, 2017

BMW recalls vehicles with visibility issues

BMW of North America is recalling 13,981 model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles, model year 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles and model year 2014 525d xDrive vehicles.
The rear reflex reflectors may not reflect enough light.
As such, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, “Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment.”…

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5Jun
bmw_msModel year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

Model year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

Consumer Affairs – June 5, 2017


Model year 2017 BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M vehicles recalled

BMW North America is recalling 24 model year 2017 X5 M and X6 M vehicles.
Although the vehicles are equipped with 21-inch tires, the tire information label states they are equipped with 20-inch tires.
As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”…

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